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Prom 71 (part 2): St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Episode 2 of 2

The St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra's Prom under Yuri Temirkanov concludes with Elgar's Enigma Variations, his affectionate musical portrait of friends and acquaintances.

Live at the BBC Proms: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist, Julia Fischer (violin) and conductor, Yuri Temirkanov.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Andrew McGregor

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh - 3 symphonic pictures
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

8.20 INTERVAL

8.40
Elgar: 'Enigma' Variations

Julia Fischer (violin)
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov (conductor)

German violinist Julia Fischer joins the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra for its second concert, as soloist in Tchaikovsky's much-loved Violin Concerto - a work in which concert-hall sophistication balances rustic folk-simplicity, overflowing with tunes and climaxing in a dazzling rondo finale. Big tunes - or, at least, one big tune - also dominate Elgar's 'Enigma' Variations, his affectionate musical portrait of friends and acquaintances. The concert opens with one of Rimsky-Korsakov's finest scores, the 'three symphonic pictures' adapted from his 1907 opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh - a work sometimes nicknamed 'the Russian Parsifal'.

1 hour, 5 minutes

Last on

Tue 8 Sep 2015 20:40

Music Played

  • Edward Elgar

    Enigma Variations, Op.36

    Orchestra: St Petersburg Philharmonic. Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov (conductor).
  • Edward Elgar

    Salut d'Amour

    Orchestra: St Petersburg Philharmonic. Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov (conductor).
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Vivo from Pulcinella

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